The Majestic Government Buildings overlooks the downtown Ottawa area. The East and West blocks glow green above the city because of their copper roofing. The gothic sandstone buildings were completed in 1860. Located on a 50m hill, the Parliament offers a view of Ottawa River. The Parliament Buildings are distinctly reminiscent of London's Westminster, both in their Victorian gothic style. Partly destroyed in a fire in 1916, all the buildings are now resorted to their former grandeur.
The Parliament Buildings can be toured while the Government, Commons, and Senate are in session. Hand carved sandstone and limestone characterizes the interior of the government chambers. The library, with its wood and wrought iron decorations, is a must see. In the summertime Mounties patrol the neat grassy grounds outside the Parliament where visitors mingle and sport politicians.
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